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Encryption

May 27, 2021

What is Encryption and How Does it Power Your VPN?

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a digital tool that keeps users private and anonymous online. The market for them includes a wide variety of VPNs, many of which offer different features. Despite the range of features, their core function always remains the same; to encrypt the activity of their users. But what exactly […] Read more
Keyloggers

May 20, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Avoiding Keyloggers

Very few of us navigate the web with mouse clicks only. Instead, we must rely on our keyboards as well. They help us use search engines, visit new websites, access our accounts, and keep in touch with our loved ones. But what happens when the private things we type become visible to someone else? This […] Read more
Synthetic identity theft

May 13, 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Synthetic Identity Theft

Identity theft isn’t a new concept. Everyone knows that a criminal, in possession of the right data, can take over anyone’s identity and wreak havoc on their lives. What you might not know is that there are multiple types of identity theft. The traditional definition involves a criminal stealing and selling a person’s information on […] Read more
Blocked YouTube videos

April 27, 2021

The Easiest Ways to Watch Blocked YouTube Videos

On April 23, 2005, the first ever video was uploaded to YouTube. Today, almost exactly 16 years later, the platform sees more than two billion unique visitors each month, with 500 hours of new content uploaded every minute. YouTube is also the second most popular website in the world, after Google. Visitors can find videos […] Read more
Internet of Things

April 8, 2021

The Internet of Things: An Explanation and Some Safety Tips

In its broadest sense, the term “Internet of Things” (or IoT), describes any device with a built-in computer that can connect to the internet. This definition includes some of the technologies core to our day-to-day lives, including our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Recently, however, the term is coming to be used in a more specific […] Read more
Venmo Scams

April 1, 2021

Venmo Scams 101: Protect Yourself and Your Wallet

Gone are the days of needing cash on hand to pay your friends back for lunch, to buy that coffee table off Kijiji, to gift your cousin money for their birthday. Thanks to the power of technology, we can easily transfer money to and accept money from others through our devices. Many apps offer money-transfer […] Read more
VPNs and the internet

March 18, 2021

VPNs and the Internet: How Virtual Private Networks Keep You Safe Online

We protect our homes with security systems. We lock our cars when we get out of them. And, we protect our money with banks and PIN numbers. But many people don’t protect their internet activity. This often boils down to the fact that many people don’t realize they should. But the things we do online […] Read more
Anonymous Torrenting

March 4, 2021

Everything You Should Know About VPNs and Anonymous Torrenting

In 2021, downloading anything from the internet can be risky. Aside from the risk of viruses infecting your devices, many downloads are riddled with malware and other tricks designed to steal your data. This is especially true when it comes to torrenting, a specific method for downloading files. Torrenting relies on a network of users […] Read more
Identity theft

February 18, 2021

An Internet User’s Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft is a pressing matter that everyone should increase their awareness of. The number of hacks, scams, and other cybercrimes grows each year, creating a higher risk to your personal information. As a result, instances of identity theft increase as well. With the ability to affect anyone, from a part-time retail worker to a […] Read more
Downloading files

February 11, 2021

Downloading Files? Here’s How to Make Sure It’s Safe

These days, downloading something from the internet can feel like a huge risk. One wrong click jeopardizes the safety of your device and your data. The spread of dangerous links and malware increased in 2020, making this concern more pronounced than ever. Websites are growing increasingly difficult to trust, and even legitimate download sites can […] Read more